Over Peter’s 30 year career, he has worked in interactive media and technology development, financial services, and energy. Peter’s interest in founding Lionrock Recovery grew out of his long experience as a close family relative of people in recovery.
Peter held Vice President and General Manager positions at interactive entertainment leaders, Electronic Arts and SEGA. He later served as a Senior Vice President at eBay auction house, AuctionDrop, and as CEO at venture-backed music companies BivWak Digital Music and Tambourine. He was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark Capital.
In the energy industry, Peter served as a Vice President at solar power integrator, Regrid Power, where he led marketing and sales for residential systems, and assisted the founders in developing strategic alternatives which ultimately led to Regrid’s acquisition by Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ:RSOL) in 2008.
In the financial services industry, Peter’s experience includes service to both U.S. and European-based companies. He held advisory and brokerage positions in a range of asset classes at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Italian investment bank Societa’ Partecipazioni Finanziarie’, Meridian Realty Investments, and Capital Real Estate.
Peter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University.
Before founding Lionrock, Iain served as VP, South Bay Operations for Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RSOL), overseeing more than 3MW of photovoltaic solar projects and a team of 45 employees. He was also a key executive at Regrid Power, a solar integrator acquired by Real Goods Solar. As Regrid’s Vice President of Finance, he led the finance, accounting and business planning departments, and helped the company grow from $3M to $15M in revenues in less than three years.
During his time in the solar industry Iain also served on the board of directors of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), including serving as its Treasurer, and later as President. Prior to joining Regrid Power, Iain served for 8 years at Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) in financial management and planning positions in support of Cisco’s manufacturing and engineering divisions.
Iain holds a BA degree in Business Management / Economics with a concentration in accounting from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Co-Founder, Director, Office of the Clinical Director
A co-founder of Lionrock, Ashley is a member of the executive team. She leads Lionrock’s Admissions group, as well as overseeing Intake and Clinical Operations. On the marketing side, she manages Lionrock’s outreach efforts, including Lionrock’s recovery support programs.
She is a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist and a Certified Arise Interventionist, and holds a BA from University of California at Los Angeles.
Joan is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) and a nationally-certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). After her early work at Camp Recovery in Scotts Valley, CA, Joan joined the Chemical Dependency Institute in Campbell, CA, where she served as an addiction counselor and as Director of Admissions. Later, Joan joined Good Samaritan Hospital as an addiction counselor and helped patients struggling with addiction there for many years. In addition, she established a private addiction counseling practice in 1994. She is a former Director of the Board of Pathways Society in Santa Clara, CA.
Joan currently serves as an Oral Examination Commissioner for the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), playing a key role in the certification of addiction counselors in California.
Laura brings nearly 30 years experience in the field of psychology to Lionrock. She is a Licensed Psychologist in California, and also holds the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and Basic Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (BCRPS) certifications.
Laura served Kaiser Permanente for over 18 years in a variety of roles including Division Chief of Chemical Dependency Services, Program Director of Kaiser’s Oakland Chemical Dependency Recovery Program, and Program Director for Kaiser’s South San Francisco Adolescent Chemical Dependency Recovery Program.
Laura earned Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, and a B.A. in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Ken Starr practiced as an Emergency Physician for ten years in Eugene, Oregon, before moving Los Osos, California, where he practices Addiction Medicine, specializing in treating opiate and alcohol dependence.
Ken graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Ken graduated from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the TTU Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. He is a member of the California Society of Addiction Medicine.
Before joining Lionrock, Bahan served for two years as a Registered Recovery Worker supporting clients at Safe Harbor Treatment Center for Women in Costa Mesa, California, where she provided case management, therapy implementation, and general client support.
She held marketing and sales positions in the residential real estate industry and as a Marketing Manager for the Harvard Club in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bahan holds a B.A. cum laude in Sociology, with a minor in Clinical Psychology, from Merrimack College.
Director, Lionrock Behavioral Health Clinical Advisory Board
Dr. Chris Esguerra currently serves as a Medical Director for Magellan Behavioral Health, overseeing utilization management, care management, and quality improvement for covered lives in California. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Health Plan of San Mateo, a public health plan serving over 140,000 members, as Chief Medical Officer for Becton Healthcare Resources, and as Deputy Medical Director, Medical Chief of Adult Services, for San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.
Chris earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
Director, Lionrock Behavioral Health Advisory Board
An addiction treatment professional with over twenty-five years’ experience as a clinician and a supervisor, Chris currently serves as Clinical Director at Conifer Park, a private Substance Use Disorder rehabilitation center which provides a range of services across the continuum of care in upstate New York. Previously, Chris served as President/CEO of Huther Doyle Memorial Institute, which provides substance abuse treatment in the Rochester, NY area.
Chris also serves as President of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), a national leader in education and credentialing for the addiction field.
Chris is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). In addition, Chris holds a Department of Transportation-Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) designation, a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) Certification through NAADAC, and a Doctorate of a Business Administration (DBA). Throughout his career, Chris has worked with a broad spectrum of client populations, with most of his experience coming in co-occurring treatment.
Roland F. Williams
MA, LAADC, ICADC, NCACII, ACRPS, SAP
Director, Lionrock Behavioral Health Advisory Board
Roland is an interventionist, author, trainer, counselor and consultant specializing in addiction-related issues. He is a co-founder and Strategic Advisor of Alta Mira Recovery Programs, located in Sausalito, California, as well as a co-founder and former Clinical Director of Bayside Marin, a recovery center located in San Rafael, California which was later acquired by CRC Health Group.
For 15 years, Roland served Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, where he was responsible for the psychiatric and chemical dependency programs as Director of Behavioral Health Services. He is nationally certified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), a designation that certifies him to perform substance abuse evaluations and treatment referrals under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Transportation for public safety-related interventions.
Roland sat on the oral examination board of CAADAC, (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors), and is a member of the NAADAC Trainers Academy, providing technical assistance and training nationwide.
He has published three books: Relapse Prevention Counseling for African Americans and Relapse Warning Signs for African Americans (with Terence T. Gorski) as well as the Relapse Prevention Workbook for African Americans. Roland has consulted entertainment companies in their portrayal of addiction, including advising the cable network Biography on the development of an episode on Marvin Gaye for their show Final 24, and advising HBO on development of their special presentation, Addicted.
Roland has taught Addiction Studies at the University of California, California State University, University of Texas, University of Utah, San Jose State University and JFK University. He has conducted training for The Betty Ford Center; Smith and Jones, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; The Lakeview Center, Pensacola, Florida; Florida Intervention Project for Nurses; Physicians Diversion Program; The Other Bar, Attorney Support Program; Ben Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; Acoma Recovery Center, New Mexico; Illinois Alcohol and Drug Counselors Board; and 15 California state correctional programs.
Charity is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas, and has worked with recovery programs for over 8 years. Her experience includes counseling and case management with incarcerated adult males, adjudicated adolescents and multi family groups. Charity also supervised an intensive residential treatment program for adolescent males who were committed to TJJD.
Charity assisted in research projects regarding group curriculum with Texas Christian University and the Pathways to Self Discovery and Change adolescent program. Prior to working in the field of addiction treatment, Charity worked with emotionally disturbed adolescents in residential settings.
She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Larey Fierman is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) through the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators who brings over ten years experience in addiction counseling to Lionrock.
Larey worked with diverse populations at Rim Family Services, in Sky Forest, CA, as well as serving as a primary counselor at Above It All Treatment Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Before becoming an Addiction Counselor, Larey also served as House Manager of a Sober Living Network-member recovery residence.
Dynese Addotta is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and a Registered Addiction Specialist. She has worked with the recovery community for over 15 years. Dynese has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and Crisis Management. In addition to her formal education she also brings over 18 years of personal recovery experience to Lionrock.
Dynese began working with the recovery community in 1997 at Oxnard Recovery Homes in Oxnard, CA before working with New Hope Recovery Systems in Modesto, CA. Prior to joining Lionrock, Dynese was an AOD Counselor with Health Net for 6 years, specializing in counseling, DUI education and PC 1000 & 1210 programs.
She studied Business at California State University, Northridge and holds a Registered Addiction Specialist certification through the Breining Institute R.A.S. # A1007271038.
Alyssa is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Ohio, and brings five years of counseling experience to Lionrock. She held counseling positions at treatment centers including The Bridge to Recovery, Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers, and the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center in Santa Barbara, California. She also served in other clinical roles at the Recovery Road Medical Center, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and SummaCare.
Alyssa earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from Eastern Nazarene College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Curry College.
Cynthia brings over 15 years experience in the behavioral health field to Lionrock. She is a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC III - Supervisor) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California, Colorado, and New York. She has served as a Counselor, Supervisor, and Clinical Director, helping families, youth, and active military, in the US and Europe.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Aida brings more than a decade of addiction counseling experience to Lionrock. She is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey, as an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC). Aida has served as an addiction counselor at institutions including New Horizon Treatment Services, Gateway Foundation, and the State of New Jersey’s Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Aida holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services from Ashford University.
Capri brings nearly a decade of experience in addiction counseling to Lionrock. She is a Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor, an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a DOT Qualified Substance Abuse Professional.
Capri provides care in private practice and has previously provided care for Pathways Behavioral Health Care, Community Resource Service Sedalia, and Recovery Lighthouse. She is an Adjunct Professor at Central Methodist University, where she teaches a course in counseling psychology. She has served as an Adjunct Psychology Professor of Psychology at State Fair Community College.
Capri holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Missouri State, and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State.
Lori brings to Lionrock almost a decade of experience in outpatient, inpatient, intensive outpatient, individual, family, and group counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor for the State of Pennsylvania. In addition Lori is a national certified counselor and certified clinical trauma professional. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Kutztown University in Psychology, and a master’s of science degree in mental health counseling from Capella University.
Alana has been involved in the recovery community for nearly a decade. She manages Lionrock’s Base Camp peer-led recovery support program. In addition to her Base Camp work Alana assists Lionrock’s leadership team with program development and administration.
Alana serves as a peer counselor at Adolescent Counseling Services of Palo Alto. In addition, she regularly volunteers at juvenile detention facilities, adolescent psych wards, and recovery homes, working with the residents struggling with chemical dependency.
Alana holds a B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State University.
Michelle brings to Lionrock nearly a decade of experience working in behavioral health. She is a Tennessee Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). When not working with Lionrock clients, Michelle provides co-occurring mental health and substance abuse services to mothers and infants through Ridgeview Recovery Center’s innovative Mothers and Infants Sober Together (MIST) program. In addition, she supervises the MIST program in three counties in East Tennessee. Before joining the MIST program, Michelle served as a Recovery Specialist and Primary Counselor at Ridgeview and the Brookhaven Retreat.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from University of Maryland College Park, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Sara is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in Illinois. She has served the Illinois Department of Corrections working with prison populations on a range of mental health issues including substance use disorders. Sara also served as a Behavioral Clinician at the Isaac Ray Treatment Center, where she performed assessments, created treatment plans, and provided group and individual therapy. Earlier in her career, she focused on behavioral research, including work with both humans and primates.
Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology from University of St Andrews, and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Jennifer Stevens is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and New York. She brings over a decade of experience in substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment to Lionrock. Jennifer has worked as a Counselor, Supervisor and Clinical Director, helping youth, families, and adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University.
Shari brings to Lionrock 20 years experience working in behavioral health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. Shari has worked with clientele in the field of substance abuse and addiction. She has additional experience working with medical detoxification programs, as well as working with dual diagnosed clients suffering from depression and personality disorders. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.
Cassie brings to Lionrock 25 years of social work, 17 of those years as a psychotherapist, with additional experience in narrative therapy. She is licensed as an independent clinical social worker in Washington State, and a licensed clinical social worker in Idaho. Cassie holds a bachelor of social work from the University of Montana, and a master in social work from Eastern Washington University.
Manisha brings to Lionrock almost a decade of experience working in intensive inpatient, detox inpatient units, aftercare, and individual counseling. She is a licensed clinical social worker for the State of Nevada, and a certified financial social worker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration from University of Nevada, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nevada.
Joyce brings to Lionrock extensive experience working in different aspects of the recovery field, with a special focus on criminal justice populations. She is a certified alcohol and drug counselor and certified addictions specialist.
Michele brings to Lionrock nearly a decade of experience working in all levels of behavioral health, including intensive inpatient, detox, outpatient, MICD groups, individual extended care, aftercare, and medication assisted treatment counseling. She is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Studies from Capella University, and a Masters of Business Administration, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Ken brings to Lionrock 20 years experience working with individuals and families. His career has focused on the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, working with both adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. During his career, he has worked for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as well as outpatient and inpatient programs in El Paso, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Texas - Dallas, and a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso.
Stephanie brings to Lionrock 20 years of experience in the fields of addiction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and mental illness. She is a licensed substance abuse counselor in New Mexico and California.
Stephanie has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico, a Masters of Science in Human Services, specializing in Counseling Studies from Capella University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Saybrook University’s Clinical Psychology program.
Karen brings to Lionrock 20 years of experience providing short-term, solution based, problem-solving interventions to military service members, government service employees, contractors, and their families, coping with deployment, deployed-in-garrison, reintegration and combat issues. Additional counseling experience in combat and post-combat stress, depression, substance abuse, & addiction, suicide identification and intervention, anxiety, and identifying resources available supporting individuals, couples, families, parenting, child/adolescent, and group consultations. Karen earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College Master of Arts, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Mexico.
Ashlea brings to Lionrock 18 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Ashlea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University, and a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Carla brings to Lionrock 20 years of counseling experience, working with emotionally disturbed and behavioral disordered youth. She has experience implementing services for women and children in shelters, working with the impact of mental illness on families, and domestic violence. Carla earned a Master in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas.
Jenae brings to Lionrock 17 years of experience in mental health and is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington and Oregon. She graduated with a Master’s degree from Walla Walla University in Counseling Psychology in August 2004, and became licensed in Washington in 2008. Jenae became licensed in the State of Oregon in April 2016. Her credentials include LPC, LMHC, and CMHS.
Cheyenne brings to Lionrock 16 years of experience in social work with an emphasis in family resources. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii. She graduated with a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Hawaii. Her credentials include LCSW, ACSW.
Thad brings to Lionrock 12 years of experience as a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), working with the Department of Defense. Disciplines include solution focused counseling with service members, their families, and returning soldier surge assignments.
Thad is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child & Family Development from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Joanna brings to Lionrock 8 years of experience as a certified alcohol counselor and expert in early recovery. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan, certified in advanced alcohol and drug counseling.
Joanna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Life Education from Arbor University, and earned a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Zeinah comes to Lionrock with over five years experience working in addiction treatment. She began her career in the field working at Hope by the Sea in San Juan Capistrano, CA, managing the residence and progressing to working as an Admissions Counselor. Most recently, Zeinah (she pronounces her name “Zenna”) served as an Admissions Counselor for Monarch Shores, a residential treatment program also in San Juan Capistrano. Zeinah cares deeply about the people who contact her about problems with drinking and drugs.
Lauryn has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2012, managing teams and serving in clinical and administrative roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
Debra brings over 15 years of service to the recovery field to Lionrock. During this time, she has held a range of positions including outreach, case management, recruiting, human resources, and fund raising. Working in organizations including Walden House, Delancey Street, The Haven, and many community organizations, Debra has focused her work on improving communities and finding opportunity for those who need it most.
Debra holds a B.F.A. from The Maryland Institute College of Art, an Associate’s degree in Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from East Los Angeles College, and a Master’s degree in Human Services Management from Phoenix University.
Valerie leads Lionrock’s technology training functions for Clinical Operations and Admissions. Valerie brings with her 10 years of administrative and training experience. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands, where she received a BA in Business Administration, and Seton Hall University, where she received an MA in Creative Writing.